Worst Things that Happened in 2017

2017 is a new year, and there have already been bad things going on so quickly.
So many bad things.

So I decided to make this list for you all.

There's so much more to go on as time goes by.

The Top Ten

1 Las Vegas Strip Shooting

So many people died without expecting a thing, if someone lived near the cost then expect a hurricane but if you go to a country festival, you won't expect to be shot...it's tragic and shouldn't have happened

We almost got involved in this shooting! Good thing we left a day before it happened because if we were still there (Doesn't matter if we were out or staying at the hotel) our entire vacation would have been completely destroyed. A great family vacation would have become a horrible family vacation death nightmare!

60 people shot and killed at a casino concert, 300 others were injured. Biggest massacre in history of America! - DoroExploro13

Actually, 9/11was the biggest massacre in American history, but it was a series of plane attacks, this is the biggest shooting massacre in American history. - Gregory

Because I live there it was tragic

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2 Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Well, it appears the terrorists really want something to do with us based on all the incidents that happened this year - Neonco31

An oil tank incident in Pakistan killed hundreds of people, which should make that number one on the list and not this.

Um Manchester and Pakistan were worse. this list is messed up, terror is bad, but step up and realize how many innocent lives taken in those special incidents, and learn the sympathy we were in.

This airport soon got hit by Hurricane Irma. Why does Florida always get unlucky this year? - TeamRocket747

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3 Death of Chester Bennington

He was a great singer, a talented artist, an icon of Linkin Park as well as Rock Music, and then he passed away. July 20 will be remembered as one of the darkest days not just for Linkin Park, but for Rock Music as well. RIP - Neonco31

Suicide is the worst way to die, like I said about that.

I have held Linkin Park close to my heart since I was 12. While I thought One More Light was by far their worst album, I still thought it was pretty good, and I look back on the lyrics and get an insight into what Chester was thinking during this time. While he only co-wrote two songs, he still sold me on the ones he didn't write, so I still believed him that he was going through a dark time. This was especially saddening as I had tickets to see them in concert just two weeks after he died. - AlexZedKawa

Don't know if this is the worst thing considering the amount of others who died in Vegas and other parts of the world, but definitely heartbreaking to lose a great voice. RIP Chester

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4 Kyrgyzstan Plane Crash

Why is this still number one? We had worse moments, such as the January Baghdad bombings and the February Pakistan suicide bombing, that killed 100 PEOPLE!

32 people Killed in a plane crash. - nelsonerica

Very horrible accident, over 30 people died in it. RIP - Neonco31

Turkish Airlines Flight 6491 was the flight name. Very sad incident. - TeamRocket747

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5 Cleveland Easter Shooting

How horrible. That man was really evil.

That was a sad day. - TeamRocket747

I don't know


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6 U.S. Soldier Killed by ISIS in Afghanistan

America is doomed by ISIS

Let's hope Trump can end Isis and Al-Qaeda, then he won't be a bad president after all. - TeamRocket747

Who knows what they will do next

7 New Orleans Tornado Outbreak

That was crazy

2016: Bad year in General
2017: Bad year in weather - TeamRocket747

8 Stephen Hillenburg Diagnosed with ALS

This is probably the worst thing that ever happened this year.
SpongeBob was my childhood and always will be.

SpongeBob is love, SpongeBob is life, WHO'S WITH ME!

Dammit ALS!

Well, Stephen Hawking died from ALS in 2018 March. And I hope Hillenburg did'nt have the same fate as Hawkings now.

That's one reason why I don't want to go to ALS Toy Barn (well it's a joke).

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9 Hurricane Irma

It's only just started, and will only continue, so just wait.

This was very, very bad. - railfan99

Awful day for Florida and Cuba. Our hearts go on with everybody involved.

I think this outbreak is funny LOL

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10 Texas Church Shooting

I live in Texas and visited that church before. I heard there were so many young kids and it was the worst shooting in Texas history. - TeamRocket747

That's rats mate

This should be higher than Kim Kardashian getting pregnant.. disappointed

Shootings, shootings, shootings...sigh...

The Contenders

11 Bombing at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester UK

This is the closest time of 2017 that any pop star got involved in an incident and worst of all, 12 of the 23 victims are young children (Only under 16 years old) which would mean the 11 others are the adults. The attacker also died as well. 59 others got injured and Ariana was forced to cancel the tour. But to the haters, this is serious, no wishing of this event as a blessing to a singer you hate, that is just straight wrong. - Neonco31

All those beautiful children... and everyone affected by this act of cowardice. My heart feels so sad for everyone involved. But Manchester is a city of strong individuals who stick together through everything. They are like one big supportive family. To see them all pulling together, helping each other through this awful time is so touching. If ever there was such a thing as the North / South divide, it's just dissolved. - Britgirl

This was awful. All those innocent children, I was in tears when it happened. - micahisthebest

As a girl guide, I was especially sad on this day. a young girl was killed in this bombing, she was also a girl guide. this was very sad for everyone, we had a little party to commemorate her :(

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12 Donald Trump Becomes President

Oh for pete's sake. - DCfnaf

Oh please! GET OVER Losing the damn election already. Is that really worse than innocent people dying? - Randomator

I already know that. But Hillary Clinton supporters need to get over it already - Randomator

He does suck, but we would of been in trouble if Hillary won

That's because peop

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13 Egypt Mosque Attack

Isis needs to stop - Dvafan2

More than 230 killed, what a bad year we've had. -Myers1321

305 people were killed, this is just another example of the dark side of humanity. - Gregory

305 dead, 109 injured. This is the worst year ever. - railfan99

14 Jerusalem Truck Attack

Terrorists. Doing it in a RELIGIOUS CITY!? makes it worse. - TeamRocket747

very sad

It was like Nice, France, a terrorist rammed people with a truck.
Though Nice had 85 people killed, while only 5 were killed in this, but still, terror is Horrible. - nelsonerica

15 Orlando Police Shooting

I am probably never going to Orlando again!

Why is this even on the list!?

We are just hoping for peace to restore, and this is just nothing like it.
They were heroes, shot to death, and remember what happened before in 2016 with the nightclub in Orlando.
And the police shooting in Dallas? - nelsonerica

16 Seattle Amtrak Train Derailment

My feelings go out to the victims and their families, and everyone who was on that train. - railfan99

17 Death of Angry Grandpa

At least he can now see his parents again! - ygj

The worst thing that happened in 2017


so sad :-(

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18 2017 San Bernardino Shooting

I don't remember this happening!

19 Cincinnati Ohio Shooting


20 Akhnoor Attack

That the dumb protest is going on boo boo

We've lost 3 civilians in the attack cause some guy did this. - nelsonerica

21 Bella Thorne Dating Sam Pepper

She was a good actress when on The Suite Life on Deck, then she went downhill when she was on Shake It Up.
And things just got downright ugly when she started dating Sam Pepper.
The Worst YouTuber of all time.
He rapes people and pretended to kill someone, as pranks.
Just Horrible.
I can't believe someone would do that. - nelsonerica

22 Death of Craig Butz

He was an awesome hockey player, and was later the principal of my old high school. - railfan99

23 Death of Gene Cernan

He was the last person on the Moon, and the one who took the photo of Earth in Apollo 17, the most famous photo of all time.

We'll Never forget him or his accomplishments.

And he was 82, same age Neil Armstrong died at. - nelsonerica

24 Hurricane Harvey

Why the heck is this behind Donald Trump winning. I live in the affected area and am so fortunately blessed to have not been affected but I have friends and family who have lost EVERYTHING. This should not even compare to something as silly as the election.

This Should Be Higher!

Hurricane Harvey should be behind Irma because Harvey has done an Enormous amount of damage, killing 77 people and flooding thousands of homes

so sad

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25 Syria Airstrikes
26 Taylor Swift released Look What You Made Me Do

And yet Hurricane Maria is below this. - allamassal

It’s just a song


27 Death of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Very dumb movie

I love the movie. But Luke should never die. It makes me extremely sad. But still I enjoyed the film though. - asantalo

Who ever added this to the list is stupid.

Worst movie ever

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28 Logan Paul released his dead body video

This was in 2018




29 Death of William Peter Blatty

He was the author of The Exorcist movies.
Dead at 89. - nelsonerica

30 Hurricane Maria

There's NO way this could be down here, nothing even remotely compares to how devastating this event was in 2017.

It is a wrath of destruction that screwed Puerto Rico up and destroyed the Dominican Republic.

This was a dark day for Puerto Rico and shows just how powerful nature can be and take a force on places like this.

This should really be further ahead in the list. Puerto Rico is struggling so much, and people are not even doing enough to help.

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31 Emoji Movie

I'm glad it has a 0% on rotten tomatoes!

I can live better without it.

Ugh will you stop it please!? - Neonco31

Put this higher

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32 FCC Rejects Net Neutrality

America is dead as we know it. - Absolite

Rip the internet - Randomator


Why, Ajit Pai, why?

33 February 2017 Pakistan Suicide Bombing

OH MY GOD! 100 PEOPLE KILLED! THIS IS THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED IN 2017! And the January Baghdad bombings were the worst we had before this year.

Worst day ever

Worst Thing Ever. I mean a guy who killed everyone in that park and himself with a bomb.

Why is the SpongeBob creator diagnosed with ALS above this? People get diagnosed with diseases, it happens, and this Bombing is worse to me. - TeamRocket747

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34 Southern California Wildfires

Heard about these. Really scary.

Truly Horrible!


35 Death of Jonghyun

An inspiration to many, facing many hardships but still being bright- a star on the stage, now a star in the sky. We love you Jonghyun, RIP

And we couldn't do anything to prevent it... he never experienced spring...an endless struggle in winter...

He killed himself :( - Iamcool

This is it..the worst thing that happened in 2017..n today 18-12-18..we still remember this soul... love you jonghyun and I miss you very much

36 Grenfell Tower Fire

This should be higher on the list.

37 Ending of Regular Show

They ended Regular Show but they aren't gonna end Teen Titans Go? Pathetic. - EpicJake

So what if a show is ending? All shows need to end because maybe their creators get tired of working on them and want to move on with their lives.

Every show must come to an end soon. Even The Simpsons will expire.

So? , I mean I like regular show, but it getting cancelled is not a reason why 2017 is a bad year - VideoGamefan5

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38 Taylor Swift released her album Reputation
39 The Republican Tax Bill Passed


40 Death of Rio De Janeiro

He was Supreme Court Justice helping to oversee Brazil Graft Inquiries.
He was killed in a plane crash.
Just Horrible. - nelsonerica

41 Fidget Spinners Became a Trend

Lol, this is as silly as every trend ever. "They're supposed to help you focus" my foot. Fidget Cubes are way better. - DCfnaf

They're supposed to help you focus? I think it does the opposite. Besides, like pretty much any other trend, it's stupid.

They were first made in the 90's. So it's supposed to be "Fidget Spinners Became a Trend". - TheYoshiPyro64

Yes! - crazycat99

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42 Death of Lil Peep

A rapper who really changed music is now gone, and I don't blame him at all. RIP Peep.

Best rapper


June 2018 rn and still can’t believe he’s gone

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43 Beyblade Burst Came to America

Since it's here at Japan in 2015. - ChroniclerMan5

44 Death of Tom Petty

Tom was great.

A great poet, rocker, musician, and overall a down to earth person. Rest easy you beautiful soul.


П🎼🎶Tom Petty You shall be forever Free Falling in Rock n Roll Heaven🎤🎸... Hope to see you again on the other side. 🎶🎼🌹Your music will be forever remember by this American Girl❤️🤘🏻. RIP

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45 United Airlines Retired the Boeing 747
46 January 2017 Baghdad Bombings

Why isn't this higher? This was just cruelty. Worse than the Fort Lauderdale, Jerusalem and Quebec massacres COMBINED!

Horrible, just horrible.

What isn't this on the Top?!
This has been the WORST! More people died that day than any other day so far this year.
And it was an act o terror and suicide.

GUYS read this:
We've just had a MUCH worse attack in February. It happened in Pakistan. a similar suicide bombing, but killed 100 PEOPLE!
This beats the January bombings in terms of deaths.

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47 Tacoma, Washington train derailment
48 Charlottesville Riot

Oh yeah...this stupidity. The Neo-Nazis and anti-fascists are both in the wrong here. - DCfnaf

Everyone looks like they are going to kill each other at this point. I give up. - Swellow

It's moments like these that make me just want to stay on a nice mountain or countryside.

49 Multiple People Stabbed in Finland

Murderers, go to hell!

50 September 23 End of the World Hoax

Apparently, it didn't end.

This stuff is ALWAYS so bogus

This stuff is STUPID!

Who still believes these dumb hoaxes? - 3DG20

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